Kennys Vargas

Twins calling up top prospect Miguel Sano for MLB debut

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There’s no official announcement yet, but Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports that the Twins are calling up third base prospect Miguel Sano from Double-A for his MLB debut.

Following this afternoon’s game the Twins demoted first baseman/designated hitter Kennys Vargas to the minors for the second time this season. His last demotion was to Triple-A, but this time they sent Vargas to Double-A. No corresponding move was announced, but Sano is not in the Double-A Chattanooga lineup tonight.

Sano missed all of last season following Tommy John elbow surgery and got off to a slow start this year, but over his last 50 games he’s hit .310 with 12 homers and a 1.002 OPS. Few prospects in baseball have more power potential than the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Sano and slotting the 22-year-old into the DH spot initially would allow him to simply focus on offensive production.

Despite missing all of last year Sano came into this season as a top-20 prospect according to Baseball America, MLB.com, and Baseball Prospectus.